Sex is not everything, but is nevertheless very important when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship. Lack of sex or intimacy between partners can lead to tensions and negative energies, which can be manifested in the form of frequent tiffs and fights, spelling doom for the relationship. There can be a number of reasons that you or your partner might be experiencing low libido or low sexual stamina, and stress and tight schedules are just the tip of the iceberg.

A number of physical and emotional constraints could be leading to low endurance levels in bed or unwillingness to have sex or an aversion to it. While emotional reasons like lack of communication, anxiety disorders and lack of or unwillingness to trust your partner, can be solved with some counselling, there might be some other reasons you might be ignoring. Some other reasons for lack of sexual chemistry include low energy levels, low testosterone levels, or lack of physical exercises, and most importantly nutritional deficiencies. ALSO READ: Experiencing low sex drive? 10 superfoods to boost your libido!

Food plays a big role in ensuring a healthy sexual relationship, by keeping your metabolism humming adequately for you to feel sexy and ready for some action. The foods you eat can either drain you of your energy and lead to serious illnesses or can cure you of the problem of low levels of energy and keep you perky and stress-free enough to be willing to express your love for your partner.

Here are some easily available vegetarian foods that can help you maintain your sexual stamina:

Avocados

Avocados are super foods which are excellent for your health as they are rich in good monosaturated heart healthy fats, which help fight cholesterol in the body. More importantly, they contain high levels of folic acids, which are very important in metabolizing proteins, providing your body with higher energy. ALSO READ: ALERT! Your ATM cash withdrawal may give you a sexually transmitted disease

Beetroot Juice

Beetroot Juice is quite in vogue nowadays with fitness freaks. Beetroot is considered a super food for increasing red blood cells in the body. This in turn increases the blood’s capacity to carry and transport oxygen to all parts of the body, including the nether regions or the genital organs of your body. Betroot also has nitric acid which is converted to ntric oxide in the body, which leads to better, firmer and longer erections. ALSO READ: Foods to Avoid Before Sex: 10 foods you should never eat right before having sex

Apples

Apple, both red and green are great stamina boosters, as they are rich in a number of essential nutrients and minerals, which boost blood flow, helping to maintain erections in men and reaching an orgasm in women. Apples have Phenylethylamine, which gives men and women the feeling of arousal and excitement, naturally.

Dates (khajur)

Dates or Pint Khajur is an excellent source of dietary fiber and carbohydrates, which makes you feel full for longer, preventing the need to eat more often. They are responsible for improving overall energy levels of the body, because they are rich in natural sugars like fructose, sucrose and glucose. This makes dates the perfect healthy and nutritious foods to snack on, for a quick energy boost. ALSO READ: Best Foods for your Vagina: Top 10 superfoods to keep your vagina healthy and happy

Cherries and Strawberries

Cherries and strawberries are both tasty and nutritious and work wonders for sexual libido and endurance in bed. Both are filled with antioxidants which fight cancers, and naturally boost energy levels by providing the body with a good amount of natural sugars. Strawberries are also one of the most romantic foods to eat with your partner. So set the mood by muching on some strawberries covered in dark chocolate, with your partner.

Figs

Figs are known as the ultimate fertility boosting foods, as they are rich in certain amino acids with energy and stamina boosting properties. They also reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood, making blood to flow easily to all body parts. They also regularize metabolic rates and maintain them at the optimal levels. However, you should be careful to not over eat the dried figs as they have very high glycemic index which can result in high blood sugar levels. ALSO READ: Hot Sex Milk is a thing and here’s how it’s made!

Spinach

Popeye the sailor man, knew what he was doing when he munched on spinach to give himself the energy to fight all villains and emerge victorious. Green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale are rich in iron, which is capable of perking you up in no time, whenever you’re feeling tired or ‘not quite up to it’. It also contains vitamins and minerals, which can help your muscles work better during work outs or a romp in the sheets.